Keynotes and Speakers

Eleven years of education, art, science, discussion, and networking using immersive virtual environments in education. How do you re:Vision the old to make way for the new in these brave new digital spaces of play, learning, and creation?

We are pleased to feature the following keynotes and speakers on the slate for the upcoming VWBPE conference in April 2019.

When the program schedule becomes available we will include the dates and times of these speakers’ presentations on this page.


Tom Boellstorff

Tom Boellstorff

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Tom Boellstorff is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of
California, Irvine. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, he is the author of many articles and the books: The Gay Archipelago (Princeton
University Press, 2005); A Coincidence of Desires (Duke University Press, 2007); and
Coming of Age in Second Life (Princeton University Press, new edition 2015). He is also the
co-author of Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method (Princeton University
Press, 2012), and the co-editor of Data, Now Bigger and Better! (Prickly Paradigm Press,
2015). With Bill Maurer, he is Series Editor for the Princeton Studies in Culture and
(Princeton University Press). A former Editor-in-Chief of American
, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association, he
currently sits on the editorial boards of many journals, including Games and Culture and